DIY Mushroom Coffee + Hot Chocolate (Vegan)

DIY Mushroom Coffee + Hot Chocolate Recipes -Four Sigmatic CopyCat Recipe - Iced Coffee,  Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole30, Keto Friendly, Paleo - 10 Mushroom Blend: Reishi-Chaga-Maitake-Cordyceps-Shiitake-Lions-Mane-Turkey Tail-Oyster-Phellinus-linteus

This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrient

If you dig through the internet every mushroom coffee drink recipe is just people pouring hot water over Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee packets. This recipe is intended to be a copycat of their drinks for a fraction of the price.

Pre-made mushroom drink packets cost about $2 a serving. This DIY method is under 40 cents a serving (not including the coffee).

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Whole30
  • Keto Friendly
  • Paleo
  • 10 Mushroom Blend: Reishi-Chaga-Maitake-Cordyceps-Shiitake-Lions-Mane-Turkey Tail-Oyster-Phellinus-linteus
  • add mushroom powder to desserts, smoothies and soups!

6 Homemade Vegan Keto Coffee Creamer Recipes

On our 9 year wedding anniversary I decided to splurge on mushroom drinks. We were out of town and getting lunch at Whole Foods so my brain told me it was now or never. If I wanted to buy some high dollar mushroom drinks I better do it now ’cause YOLO and vacation and blah blah blah.

DIY Mushroom Coffee + Hot Chocolate Recipes -Four Sigmatic CopyCat Recipe - Iced Coffee,  Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole30, Keto Friendly, Paleo - 10 Mushroom Blend: Reishi-Chaga-Maitake-Cordyceps-Shiitake-Lions-Mane-Turkey Tail-Oyster-Phellinus-linteus

Funny thing, the mushroom tea I brought to the counter wouldn’t scan because it was supposed to be removed from their shelf so they gave it to me for free! The second box was caffeine free mushroom hot cocoa packets. Within the first sip I was instantly sold on needing to make a DIY mushroom drink video to share with the world.

By the magic of the internet I crossed paths with Naked Nutrient and they offered to sponsor this post. Shut the front door. This was seriously meant to be πŸ™‚ If you have Amazon Prime then you can order and receive your own Organic Mushroom Powder Blend (not affiliate link) within one day shipping!

A 60g bag of mushroom powder is about $20 and has 60 servings. The expensive packets I bought at Whole Foods were $15 for only 10 servings. Insert crying emoji face here. Just kidding those expensive 10 servings made my day. But this organic 60 serving mushroom blend will make my year!

Random side note: if you’ve ever bought powdered supplements like protein powder then you know the scoop that comes with it does not properly measure out the serving size. Protein powder will say a scoop weights so many grams but it NEVER scoops accurately. My mushroom powder came with a scoop and it actually measures out 1g as the serving size suggests. Round of applause please!

DIY Mushroom Coffee + Hot Chocolate Recipes -Four Sigmatic CopyCat Recipe - Iced Coffee,  Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole30, Keto Friendly, Paleo - 10 Mushroom Blend: Reishi-Chaga-Maitake-Cordyceps-Shiitake-Lions-Mane-Turkey Tail-Oyster-Phellinus-linteus

Vegan Mushroom Coffee
Yes this is easy. You’re welcome. Actually, the expensive packets are cool because I think they have freeze dried coffee or instant coffee in them. You can absolutely make homemade mushroom coffee packets with instant coffee! For every serving of coffee add 1/4 ts (1g) mushroom powder to it.

cup of fresh coffee, 1 serving mushroom powder (1/4 ts, 1g) + sweetener & coffee creamer of choice

  1. Mix mushroom powder into your coffee and drink as usual. ENJOY
DIY Mushroom Coffee + Hot Chocolate Recipes -Four Sigmatic CopyCat Recipe - Iced Coffee,  Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole30, Keto Friendly, Paleo - 10 Mushroom Blend: Reishi-Chaga-Maitake-Cordyceps-Shiitake-Lions-Mane-Turkey Tail-Oyster-Phellinus-linteus

Vegan Mushroom Hot Chocolate
Dude hot chocolate is getting me through this winter. Never in my life has that been a thing til now so I’m beyond pumped to have Mushroom Hot Chocolate become the cornerstone of my calories πŸ™‚ So pump!

PS: I make a pint of hot chocolate at a time. 16 oz is my “cup” size. Feel free to cut the cocoa, sweetener and almond milk in half.

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (16 oz), 1/4 ts mushroom powder (1g), 1 TB cocoa powder, 1-2 TB sweetener of choice (syrup or powder, maybe 16 drops if you do stevia???)

  1. Mix powders together
  2. Heat almond milk (I microwaved for 3 minutes)
  3. Stir powders with almond milk. ENJOY
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6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30)

6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Making homemade nut milk and nut milk coffee creamer is super easy. All you need is your favorite nut or seed and water. Or coconut cream (canned or fresh) or even coconut flakes. Vegan, whole food, paleo, keto and whole30 friendly!

For decadent flavors there’s lots of options. Fresh vanilla bean or flavor extract. I love almond extract! Peppermint extract is great too. Plus you can add cocoa powder or cinnamon powder. And a pinch of salt!

For sweetness you can blend a couple dates, sweet syrups, sugar or sugar free powders ( I love powdered swerve) or even some drops of stevia.

6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Water to liquid ratio is totally up to you. The less water you use the thicker the cream will be. The more water you use the closer it will be to nut milk. Most common ratio is: 1/2 cup nuts (measure then soak overnight) & blend with 1.5 cups of water. Again, feel free to play around with this ratio.

Filtering the pulp is highly recommend. Hemp seeds are the only nuts/seeds that you don’t need to filter. A fine mess strainer (got mine off amazon) works really well for a lot of these. But the super thick ones (lots of nuts, little water) really requires a nut milk bag. I suggest having one of each. A strainer is less drama than a nut milk bag but I failed to extract any liquid from the hazelnut creamer using a strainer. But the nut bag worked perfectly.

Lazy options for those are like “F- soaking, straining and lifting a builder”. Straight coconut cream from a can is my ABSOLUTE favor option. Plain ole coconut cream (not including the coconut water part of the can) is flawless. I’ve also heard of folks using nut butter. Why the hell not?!

Shelve life for homemade nut milk/coconut cream is 3-6 days in the fridge. I’ve heard it can be even shorter when you blend the batch with sweetener. All I’m saying is there are no preservatives so make batches that will get used within a few days.

Secret ingredients that will make your coffee creamer & nut milk closer to store bought. If you add even a pinch of thickener (think xanthan gum) that will give an even fuller mouth feel. Xanthan gum isn’t an emulsifier but it can bring together the fat & water elements to these recipes. Using a little emulsifier in your recipe isn’t a bad idea but it’s also not necessary.

My favorite of these 6 is the coconut cashew cream. And the cashew part was optional. I actually thought most of these tasted identical. I would fail a blind taste test. Coconut cream brings the fullest experience. The hazelnut milk definitely was distinct. Nutella vibes minus the sweet cocoa-ness. The hemp milk was the only one that was a bit earthy. Sweetened hemp milk is pure heaven. I think the hemp milk was the only one I would need to sweeten in order to actually drink.

*I haven’t tried frothing these. If you try to froth these let me know your results.
**I got these plastic bottles for free from whole foods. I asked the juice guy if I could buy some but he said it wasn’t possible to ring them up. And that he could only give me 4 empty bottles πŸ™‚


6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Basic Cashew Coffee Creamer – Nut Milk
1/2 cashews (85g) + 1.25 cups water

  • Soak cashews overnight, drain then blend with 1.25 cups water. Strain. ENJOY

6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Cashew Coconut Coffee Creamer – Nut Milk
1 cup cashews (164g), 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (50g), 3 cups water, pinch of salt

  • Blend everything together (no soaking nuts) and strain. ENJOY

Inspired by Edgy Veg


6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Almond + Oil Coffee Creamer – Nut Milk
1 cup almonds (170g), 2 cups water, 2 ts coconut oil (optional)

  1. Soak almonds overnight, drain then blend with water and coconut oil. Oil is optional. Strain and ENJOY

Inspired by Kim Constable


6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Coconut Cashew Cream Coffee Creamer – Nut Milk
1/4 cup cashews (optional), 1 chilled canned coconut milk or coconut cream

  • Soak nuts overnight, drain and add to blender. Drain coconut water from chilled coconut can. Take the coconut cream and melt it (microwave for 1-2 minutes) and blend with cashews. Stain and ENJOY

Inspired by Plant Based Explorers


6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Hazelnut Coffee Creamer – Nut Milk
1 cup hazelnuts (168g), 1.5 cup water, fresh vanilla (beans from 1/2 vanilla pod), pinch of salt

  • Soak nuts overnight and drain. Blend with water, vanilla and salt. Strain with nut milk bag & enjoy

Inspired by Holistic Longevity


6 Dairy Free Coffee Creamers (Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Whole30) - Easy Nut Milk - Cashew, Hemp Seed, Almond, Hazelnut, Coconut Cream - Gluten Free + Homemade

Hemp Coffee Creamer – Nut Milk
2 cups hulled hemp seeds, 4 cups water

  • Blend and ENJOY. (No soaking or straining needed)

3 Vegan Keto Flax Hacks

3 Vegan Keto Flax Hacks - Flax Meal Crackers - 2 Ingredients - Flax Tortilla Wraps - Vegan Keto Oatmeal - Grain Free Breakfast - Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Whole Food - Modest Dish Blog

I 100% thought these recipes were going to bland or maybe even gross. Let me tell you these recipes will impress your non-keto friends and family (as long as they have hippie taste buds).

3 Vegan Keto Flax Hacks - Flax Meal Crackers - 2 Ingredients - Flax Tortilla Wraps - Vegan Keto Oatmeal - Grain Free Breakfast - Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Whole Food - Modest Dish Blog

I have a handful of vegan keto recipes. This Vegan Keto Lasagna is amazing! Or this Low Carb Vegan Pizza!

3 Vegan Keto Flax Hacks - Flax Meal Crackers - 2 Ingredients - Flax Tortilla Wraps - Vegan Keto Oatmeal - Grain Free Breakfast - Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Whole Food - Modest Dish Blog

Vegan Flax Wraps – 3g net Carbs
My didn’t come out perfectly but dang these are good! Spread some almond cream cheese on these and you will be shocked. I accidentally used the wrong water to flax ratio. There for my flax tortillas didn’t come out flawless. The recipe makes 4 and only the 4th one came out. I’m guessing this has to do with the fact that I used too much water by accident. I have the original recipe below. Proper measurements are listed. I wonder if my 4th try worked out was because the mixture had longer to gel up.

1 Flax Tortilla (1/4 of recipe): 170 calories, 6g protein, 12g fat, 10g carbs, 7g fiber, 3 net carbs

1 cup flax meal, 2/3 cup water, salt and any spices (I filled with chive almond cream cheese and spinach)

  1. Boil water, mix in flax meal, salt and spices
  2. Remove from heat and mix mixture thoroughly
  3. Let cool for a few minutes
  4. Divide into 4 pieces and roll super thin between 2 sheets of parchment paper
  5. Grill in skillet on high heat. Grill each side until the flax tortilla changes from looking wet to drier. Maybe a minute or two. ENJOY

Inspired by Nutrition Refined

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Vegan Keto Oatmeal – Grain Free – 11g net Carbs
The carb count includes all the toppings so feel free to limit the extra goodies if you’d like this to be even lower carb. This recipe I also thought would be bland or maybe even not good. Dude this was SOOOO good. So filling and comforting. This is the vegan keto breakfast of your dreams!

Whole recipes including toppings: 723 calories, 59g fat, 24g protein, 30g carbs, 19g fiber, 11g net carbs

1 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup hemp seed, 1/4 cup flax meal, 1 TB chia seed, 1 TB coconut flour, 1 TB sweetener (I used powdered swerve), 1 TB coconut oil, dash vanilla extract & cinnamon powder + toppings (25g raspberries, 4g sliced almonds, 2.5g cacao nibs, 3g coconut flakes)

  1. Mix everything (not the toppings) in a bowl. Microwave 2 minutes and mix again.
  2. Add toppings. ENJOY

Inspired by Jacqueline Wheeler

3 Vegan Keto Flax Hacks - Flax Meal Crackers - 2 Ingredients - Flax Tortilla Wraps - Vegan Keto Oatmeal - Grain Free Breakfast - Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Whole Food - Modest Dish Blog

2 Ingredient Flax Meal Crackers – 11g carbs
I actually love flax crackers. I’ve made flax crackers more with seeds. This might have been my first time making the crackers with flax meal. All you need is 2 part flax meal and 1 part water. Any salt and spices are up to you! Wow this are high in protein!

Whole batch of crackers: 622 calories, 43g fat, 22g protein, 36g carbs, 25g fiber, 11g net carbs

1 cup flax meal (110g), 1/2 cup water, salt & spices

  1. Mix water and flax meal into a paste (add spices & salt now or on top)
  2. Roll as thin as you can between 2 sheets of parchment paper
  3. Score lines in the dough
  4. Bake 280 degrees (or as close to this low temperature as you can) for 2 hours and flip half way through. Bake longer or shorter depending on how thick your crackers are. These are done once crispy. ENJOY

Anarchist Kitchen & Rich Bitch Cooking are now Modest Dish!

vegan brownies

Anarchist Kitchen & Rich Bitch Cooking are renamed everywhere as Modest Dish.

Random, impulsive & true! I keep correcting myself from merging the two words into Modish when typing😎. I’ll keep an eye on the blog but it appears to be redirecting all my old links perfectly.

While the new name isn’t named after my friend I can’t help but think of her adorable daughter who is named Modest every time it sinks it that I changed my blog & YouTube name.

Wishing everyone the best for the new year!

4 Ways To Cook Potatoes (Vegan/Gluten Free)

Potatoes are the most brilliant of foods and I’ll tell you why. I could most definitely eat a lb of potatoes in one sitting. Potatoes are approximately $1 a pound. Aldi sells 10 lb bags for $3.50! (35 cents per lb) All this is to say that the one food most of us can never get tired of creates a feast for under a dollar. There’s endless ways to prepare potatoes.

I have an older blog post showing 10 Ways To Cook Potatoes. Today I’m bringing you 5 new ways. I could truly eat homemade fries every single day so having this collection of potato recipes is more for my ego. If I’m feeling self conscious and start thinking defensive things like, “No, I’m not completely predictable” than I might change up what I’m eating. 15 ways to change up what I’m eating. Same food but somehow different.

Ways To Cook Potatoes - Crispy Baked Potatoes, Cottage Fries, Tater Tot Puffs, Ranch Potatoes, Indian Bombay Potatoes - Whole Food, Gluten Free, Whole30, Healthy, Vegetable Side Dish, Potluck, Dinner Party, Budget Friendly Cheap -

Oh wait, these recipes are in case you want to serve a vegetable side dish and don’t want fries as your main course. Where’s that emoji with the sunglasses when you need him? hahahha

  • vegetable side dish
  • veggie that everyone loves
  • cheaper than dirt
  • vegan, gluten free, whole30, whole food, easy, healthy, blah blah blah

Side note on oven temperature & flipping halfway through. I am 35 years old and my entire life I’ve rarely flipped food halfway through roasting. And I live to tell about it. What I’m getting at is this. We moved and this new oven is unlike any oven I’ve had before. I can’t blast the heat or things will burn. I have to flip things if I want all sides to get golden. I’ve come to the light, everyone’s oven is actually different. If these recipes were cooked in every oven I’ve used before than I would have baked at 400 or even 420 degrees. I likely wouldn’t half flipped things halfway through but those days are over. Now my top temperature is 375 and I flip.

Ways To Cook Potatoes - Crispy Baked Potatoes, Cottage Fries, Tater Tot Puffs, Ranch Potatoes, Indian Bombay Potatoes - Whole Food, Gluten Free, Whole30, Healthy, Vegetable Side Dish, Potluck, Dinner Party, Budget Friendly Cheap -

Vegan Crinkle Cottage Fries
YES! Temp depends. The higher the better without burning your potatoes. I dipped these in guacamole. Dude these could be used for potato nachos like instead of tortilla chips. Use this Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce. You will not regret! This is the ultimate scoop for some type of dip.

potatoes (668g), 1.5 TB oil, seasoning salt, paprika, onion & garlic powder

  1. Chop potatoes. I have a crinkle cutter I got off of ebay. A regular knife is fine.
  2. Mix with oil, salt and spices. Mix everything together well.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 60 minutes or more until golden. Flip every 25 minutes. ENJOY
Ways To Cook Potatoes - Crispy Baked Potatoes, Cottage Fries, Tater Tot Puffs, Ranch Potatoes, Indian Bombay Potatoes - Whole Food, Gluten Free, Whole30, Healthy, Vegetable Side Dish, Potluck, Dinner Party, Budget Friendly Cheap -

Vegan Bombay Potatoes
Mark said this was his favorite. I’m actually crazy excited about this parboil/bake crispy method. I think this might be cracking some sort of flavored potato code.

potatoes (562g), salt, 2- 4 TB oil, 2 ts black mustard seed, Indian spices (I used 1 ts garam masala & 1 ts turmeric), salt

  1. Chop potatoes and boil for 7 minutes
  2. Drain potatoes and let all the steam evaporate off. Let them cool.
  3. Mix with oil and spices. Make sure potatoes are fully coated with oil.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees until very golden. I cooked mine for 1 hour and flipped them every 20 minutes. ENJOY

Inspired by Tales From The Kitchen Shed

Ways To Cook Potatoes - Crispy Baked Potatoes, Cottage Fries, Tater Tot Puffs, Ranch Potatoes, Indian Bombay Potatoes - Whole Food, Gluten Free, Whole30, Healthy, Vegetable Side Dish, Potluck, Dinner Party, Budget Friendly Cheap -

Vegan Crispy Ranch Potatoes
AMAZING! And homemade vegan ranch is the best! I should have bought smaller potatoes for this dish but the medium sized ones were all we had. I would eat this every damn day! DUDE! Bring this to every potluck and dinner party you have. I need to make this weekly. I wish my brain would take note πŸ™‚ I’m such a creature of habit but I’ll try not to forget.

potatoes (740g), 2 TB oil, salt, black pepper, onion & garlic powder, dried parsley, dried chives + vegan ranch (vegan mayo, tiny dash of pickle juice, black pepper, onion and garlic salt)

  1. Mix oil, salt and spices up on your baking container
  2. Cut potatoes and place cut side down
  3. Brush potatoes all over with oil and sprinkle more salt on top
  4. Bake at 375 until both sides are golden. I did cut side down for 40 minutes then flipped them for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Serve with ranch. ENJOY

Inspired by The Real Food RDS

Ways To Cook Potatoes - Crispy Baked Potatoes, Cottage Fries, Tater Tot Puffs, Ranch Potatoes, Indian Bombay Potatoes - Whole Food, Gluten Free, Whole30, Healthy, Vegetable Side Dish, Potluck, Dinner Party, Budget Friendly Cheap -

Vegan Baked Potato Puffs – Gluten Free
This was supposed to be tater tots but following recipes rarely works out for me. So here we are. I boiled two but ended up only shredding one so the recipe is for 1 large potato. You can fry these in a skillet but I didn’t want to clean a pan or use up my oil.

potato (300g), seasoning salt, black pepper, onion & garlic powder, 1 TB bean flour (I used besan but any flour will work), oil

  1. Boil potato for 7 minutes then let cool
  2. Shred potato. I used grated tiny because that’s what the original recipe said to do. Next time I’m shredding regular.
  3. Squeeze all of the liquid out of the potato. I used a nut milk bag and got ZERO liquid. Was I supposed to salt it first? Not sure.
  4. Mix in all the spices, salt and flour
  5. Form into bite sized shapes and place on baking sheet. Brush with oil. Or fry in a skillet.
  6. Bake at 375 until golden. Rotate each side every 10 minutes til each side is golden. Took me 30-40 minutes. ENJOY

Inspired by Damn Delicious